Week 1 is no time to be second-guessing draft picks just breaking into the NFL, but it was hard not to notice T.J. Watt's sterling debut — and what might have been had he gone a few picks earlier.
Watt ended up being selected 30th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers, beat out James Harrison for a starting job and was brilliant in his NFL debut against the Cleveland Browns. Only two other players in NFL history had turned in a two-sack, one-INT performance in their first NFL game before Watt did it in a 21-18 win. Watt played 62 of the team's 66 defensive snaps, with the other four at right outside linebacker going to Harrison.
In retrospect, it's surprising that the Dallas Cowboys did not select Watt 28th overall when they had the chance. They instead took Michigan's Taco Charlton, who had a quiet debut (no stats registered) in 26 of the Cowboys' 56 defensive snaps.